Cr Geoff Paine is the Councillor for Wingrove Ward for 2020-2024.
He was elected to Council in 2020, and served as Deputy Mayor in 2022-23.
Cr Paine moved to Eltham in 2003 with his wife and two children, making a ‘tree-change’ from the city and loving what the Green Wedge Shire has to offer.
His background in the arts as an actor, writer and video producer has made him a team player and problem solver, holding to the motto ‘none of us is as smart as all of us’. For him, the wealth of this area is not just the natural environment, it’s the strong sense of community.
His time on council has been a steep learning curve, as we face the challenges of increased development, rate caps and the pressures brought on us by COVID.
Cr Paine works in communications at Monash University and is active in sharing information and consulting with the wider community.
He is also out there most days chasing their golden retriever, who (like Geoff) runs as an independent.
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